Essaouira What to Pack

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    Things to bring to Essaouira

    by suvanki Updated Mar 12, 2008

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    Luggage and bags: Lightweight sturdy luggage if staying a while,

    A daysack if just there for the day.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As always, comfy shoes- there's plenty to see, - some of the pavements, steps etc can be uneven or slippery- so flatties with a good grip.

    Loose cotton silk or linen clothing - it can be hot and humid in Summer.
    A lightweight jacket , fleece or jumper -the evenings can be a bit nippy at times.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: - Sunscreen is a must- even though I was there in January, the sun was quite hot.

    -All essential medications- there are pharmacies, but not sure what they stock.

    - wet wipes, tissues, antibacterial hand gel- not all washrooms are equipped, or clean!

    - immodium etc- just in case! - plus rehydration salts.

    - throat pastilles - apparently the damp atmosphere can be condusive to sore throats!

    Photo Equipment: Everything you can carry! Essaouira is a photographers paradise.

    The sunlight can be very bright, bouncing off the whitewashed buildings and paving- so filters etc might be handy.

    A zoom lens, for less intrusive pics of local life

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Windsurfing is popular here- so there are some specialist shops.

    There is a long sandy beach- though it is quite exposed- to the elements , as well as 'curious' onlookers - so 'decent' bathing gear etc.

    Miscellaneous: Mp3 player with recording facillity- to capture the 'local sounds'

    Favourite brands of alcohol- cigarettes etc.

    Alcohol isn't always freely available- and hotel bars sometimes close early.

    The local beers are quite good, and the wine was drinkable.

    Binoculars for views from Skala du Port etc.

    Bubble wrap - there are some good cheap pottery shops here

    Street Scene, Essaouira
    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Arts and Culture
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    Good travel books and maps

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jun 27, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Sun glasses, a hat or something to protect your head against the sun.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun protection cosmetics of well known companies are available but more expensive than in Europe (Spain), local ones are of lower quality.

    Photo Equipment: Films for cameras (Kodak and Fuji) and for movie cameras (Video8, Hi8) available, usually a bit more expensive then in Europe (Spain).

    Miscellaneous: Good travel books:
    1. Lonely Planet Morocco (I had Polish and French one)
    2. Michelin Maroc (I had Guide de Tourisme in French)

    1. The Rough Guide to Morocco
    2. Fodor's Morocco.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking
    • Road Trip

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    Climate in Essaouira

    by Leipzig Updated Apr 27, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: Rainy season: between October and April; in the other months it keeps dry

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 25 – 27°C (77-80°F); min: 12-15°C (52-59°F)
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 28 – 30°C (82-86°F); min: 17-19°C (63-66°F)
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 26 – 29°C (78-85°F); min: 12-17°C (52-63°F)
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 22 – 24°C (72-75°F); min: 9-12°C (49-53°F)

    Watertemperature: all the year between 18 - 22°C (64-72°F)

    It doesn't feel so hot because of a cool breeze from the Atlantic.

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